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Unread 01-09-2012, 05:42 AM   #1
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Leaky windshield gasket

My 82 Cj-5 has a leaky windshield gasket that I have battled for a while. I replaced the gasket a couple of years ago, and even used a small bead of silicon in doing so. My jeep is garage kept, and the gasket still appears pliable and in good shape. Any ideas on why it may still leak in rain showers??? And what I can try to stop it?

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Unread 01-09-2012, 05:55 AM   #2
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where on the inside do you see the leak? is your windshield frame solid or rusted through in spots?
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Unread 01-09-2012, 05:56 AM   #3
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A couple of things I can think of:

1. Did you silicon both the seal/metal and seal/glass areas?

2. Does the top of your frame have mounting holes for either a soft top, or bikini? When I recently removed my windshield frame, I realized the holes for my bikini channel were allowing water inside the frame, when I run the hardtop and have to remove the channel.

3. Are you sure it's not the cowl seal that's leaking? Mine had leaks at both the glass seal and cowl seal.

Here's a few shots of mine, before and after I painstakingly treated all the rust, and then metal glazed and sanded for paint.

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windshield5.jpg   windshield2.jpg   winshield6.jpg   windshield3.jpg   windshield6.jpg  

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Unread 01-09-2012, 07:51 AM   #4
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Unread 01-09-2012, 07:53 AM   #5
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The leak is directly above the radio, and it has shorted my radio out in the past. Actually, I think that the leak is in the cowl that I replaced. There was not any bad rust when I changed it out, and I THOUGHT I used enough silicon on it...
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Unread 01-09-2012, 12:08 PM   #6
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you sure its not a mechanical oil guage leaking and shorting your radio? ask me how i know!!
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